Graduate Degrees in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary offers both a course-based and thesis-based MSc and a PhD degree, with specialization streams in Mathematics and Statistics.
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The Right Degree
Admission to a doctoral program normally requires the applicant to hold a Master's degree in Mathematics or an equivalent qualification. Thus, Bachelor's graduates, including those who seek a doctorate, are admitted into a Master's program at first. A student who excels in the Master's program may be invited to transfer into the Ph.D. program without completing the Master's degree.
The course-based Master's degree is entirely based on course work, thus providing students with a broad background in the field, and includes a final project of modest scope. The thesis-based Master's is a somewhat more specialized degree that includes fewer courses and a substantial thesis. The thesis-based degree is generally considered better preparation for a doctoral degree. Both degrees represent suitable pathways into an industrial career. The fee and funding structures of the two Master's degrees are also different.
Thesis-based students in both the doctoral and the Master's programs pay program fees, while course-based students pay a fee for each course and generally do not receive summer support. More information can be found on our Fees & Funding page and on the Faculty of Graduate Studies Tuition & Fees page.
A variety of entrance fellowships of up to $10,000 are available to incoming PhD and thesis-based Master's students, sponsored by PIMS, the University of Calgary, and the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. Applicants will be nominated by the Department on a competitive basis, and both Canadian and international students are eligible.
The University of Calgary also offers opportunities for a variety of entrance scholarships on a competitive basis. Awards are available to both MSc and PhD applicants, and both Canadian and international students are eligible.
For subsequent years, numerous other scholarship opportunities are available; consult our Fees & Funding page for details.
The official application deadline is January 15 of each year. All supporting documents must be in our office by that date.
Offers of admission are valid until the deadline specified in the offer letter. Admitted students must confirm their plan to attend on or before this date. If you do not indicate your plan to attend by that date, your place may be offered to another qualified candidate. Notifying us once your decision is made assists both you and the Department in planning for the Fall.
For more information about graduate studies in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, please contact the Department’s Graduate Program Office at grad[at]math.ucalgary.ca or the Faculty of Graduate Studies .